Harmony Gold mine fire kills eight in South Africa

Harmony Gold (HMY +1.5%) says eight workers were killed and one is missing after a rockfall triggered a fire more than a mile underground at its Doornkop site in South Africa’s worst gold company accident in more than five years.

Eight other miners were found unharmed in an underground refuge chamber and brought to the surface.

An earth tremor appeared to cause the rockfall which triggered the fire; HMY has confirmed there was some seismic activity in the area.

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    My regrets and sympathy to those involved in the incident.
    6 Feb 2014, 02:06 PM Reply Like
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